• Mainz are without a win in six home games against Werder (D2 L3). Bremen also inflicted FSV's biggest Bundesliga defeat on them, winning 6-1 in Mainz in October 2006. The 05ers' only home win the top flight against Werder came in their first Bundesliga meeting in October 2004 (2-1).
  • Only against Schalke (9) and Bayern (11) have Mainz suffered more Bundesliga defeats than against Bremen (8). Bayern (43) are the only side that have scored more goals against FSV than Werder (29).
  • Mainz have lost three of their last four Bundesliga games (one win), but they're still fourth in a table representing the second half of the season.
  • Bremen have won just one of their last 19 away games on a Saturday afternoon (D7, L11) – a 4-1 win in Stuttgart in February 2013. Werder have failed to win their last 10 away games during this timeslot (D4 L6).
  • This is Mainz's second-best Bundesliga season after 29 games. They have only been better at the same stage during 2010/11 – a campaign they ended in fifth – when they had one point more than they currently have (44).
  • Only Braunschweig (-22) currently have a worse goal difference than Bremen (-21). The last time Werder had a worse goal difference after 29 games was 34 years ago – it was -27 at this stage of the 1979/80 campaign.
  • Werder (483) have allowed the second-most shots after Nürnberg (508) and have conceded 55 goals. However, they have kept nine clean sheets this season (the same as BVB and Mainz) – only Bayern (15) and Schalke (12) have kept more.
  • Only Braunschweig (41%) have had less possession on average than Mainz (44%) and Bremen (42%) this season. Werder have always had more than 50% possession in a season since Opta started collecting detailed statistics in 2004/05.
  • Bremen's pass accuracy (70.0%) is the worst for a Bundesliga team in three years (2010/11: St. Pauli 68.7% and Hannover 67.9%).
  • Aaron Hunt has scored seven goals in 10 games against Mainz. Against no other team has he scored as many top-flight goals. The midfielder has scored four times in the last four meetings.